The word fresh conjures up all things that seem crisp, clean, bright, happy, colorful, and modern in my opinion. To support this view, I went to my local Goodwill Store & Donation Center, and pulled together the items in this article, as a literal take on how “fresh” translates into style to me.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
If you have specific questions send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An early spring prediction wasn’t to be on Groundhog Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to more light, longer days and fresh colors. American designer Dennis Basso served up soft tones mixed with high glamour details in this look back at his Spring and Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week Collection.
Fashion ideas come from many different places, don’t they? A magazine, something we see on television or online, and for me they often come from the numerous fashion shows I’ve attended over the years. One of my favorite designers is Custo Barcelona, whose point of view in fashion is all about color as well as happy feel-good energy! This week I want to share with you some photographs I snapped for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. One of the reasons I like to show collections from past years is to illustrate the idea that fashion doesn’t change overnight—instead it can change in slow increments over a period of time. When you take a gander at the slideshow below you’ll notice many trends are still viable, and many more that could be what’s happening right now!
That simple question can be answered easily. Floral prints! Sound familiar? It should, because the natural beauty of flowers has always been a mainstay in fashion and art since time began. People still marvel at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” or the impressionistic flora and fauna of Renoir. So is it any wonder that the fabrics created to emulate the varieties and colorations of posies are revisited again and again in the world of fashion design? From the cotton floral calico prints of the pioneer women, to the avant garde pop abstractions of the '60’s, the flower has ultimate staying power.
Even though it’s not quite spring yet, let’s pick up some cues from a fall and winter collection which can easily take you into the season soon ahead! Fashion like this allows us to shake off the last remnants of this wild, but somewhat mild, winter we’ve experienced this year. The design duo Noon by Noor definitely likes to keep their shapes simple and uncomplicated. That is exactly why many women can actually see themselves in a lot of these looks. They’re wearable, as well as on-trend at this moment in fashion history! Their take on texture is a key element to playing off of the relatively unfussy, clean lines of their collection. As usual, here’s a list of things I found interesting and noteworthy.
According to the calendar, spring 2015 is still a week or so away. But, if you’re anything like me, the minute the temperature rises above freezing you go to your closet and pull out a few cheerful pieces from your wardrobe that might help hurry it along. Whether it’s a favorite light-weight scarf, or a colorful sweater or shirt, you just can’t beat the lift in spirits a stylish item can bring to your day-to-day outfit choices. I went shopping at Goodwill recently and came across three instant early- spring fashion ideas anyone could get into. All of them feature key elements that are on trend and in style right now. Adding these to your fashion mix will definitely kick-start your spring transformation!